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FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 1:00am PST
: next, a civil war among republicans in congress. will speaker benito survive the revolt? and later, president obama in the next four years. what will his second term mean for you and your family? we wil speaker of the house john boehner failed last week to pass a fiscal cliff pill after pushback from some conservatives. now, speculation that he might be pushed off the political cliff and be kicked out of the top job in the house. joining us now from nashville, republican strategist chip saltz mapp and here in the studio with me, anthony holmes. also a republican strategist. i first started hearing of this a couple of weeks ago. i know john boehner and like him a lot. people are oh, we lost the election, time to to something. how to there is this supposed mini revolt. anything to this? >> looks like there could be. the greater thing is it is philosophically disengine with us to spend 8 months telling americans that tax increases hurt the economy and turning around 8 weeks later after the ehe election and offering to surrender a one year debt ceiling pore tore yum and increase taxes
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
? they got over 906 bills signed into law. how about speaker newt gingrich's congress. 333 bills signed into law. your congress has just 219 bills signed into law. >> the american people are sick of it. joining me now is clarence page, columnist for the chicago tribune. thank you both for being here. >> i'm glad to be here. thanks for having me. >> ryan, this "huffington post" story got a lot of coverage. >> it's as dysfunctional as anything we had in the modern era. it's great that amanda ran the traps on that. what she found is dozens of these bills managed simply renamed federal bills or post offices. so, in some ways, their accomplishments are even overstated. so, you know, it's just -- it's just been an awful two years from congress and the american people's opinion of it is right. i think it has an eight or nine or ten percent approval rating and that's probably generous. >> gallup says they're 68% on if fiscal cliff, but clarence page, you covered congress. you covered the hill in washington for some time better than -- >> long time, yeah. >> better than most that i've known. hav
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 8:00am PST
, but for a big deal to happen action he wood to have gone without the majority in congress, that could have led to a bigger deal, which he wasn't ready to do now, but perhaps after he's reelected speaker with the new congress in, he could put forward. >> we all have words for what plan b was, but we can't say them on tv. i wish we could. >> a really bad plan. >> whether or not he can survive, joann, there are interesting write-ups about what's going to happen. the constitution doesn't say the speaker of the house has to be a member of the house. in fact the house can choose anybody. these days the old pattern clearly is not working. >> he's going to be around post january 3rd, and in the same role, isn't he? >> there have been crazy ideas, like let's britain in jon huntsman. he couldn't control them, either. come on he's probably will still le speaker. >> who would want the job, either? >> who would want it? he has a big gavel, but can't even use it. can i know the irony that the republicans are scrambling to avert what they supposedly believe in, which is austerity? all the fiscal cliff is the
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm PST
that number to indication of how dysfunctional this congress is. here's somebody, a speaker in the background there saying speaker boehner arrived at the white house and listening to that together. and let me segue back to what's going to be offered here at the white house if anything in the closed-door meeting. a mini deal with a temporary tax hike or tax cut or however you form late it, i can't find anybody around town knocking that down with vigor and who believes that the president goes for anything temporary in that regard. first of all. second of all, i think it's clear that the president as peter reported and everything i'm hearing on the hill and the white house is going to go back to the $250,000 threshold for couples filing jointly. if you make nor than that, your taxes would rise under what the president will propose. yes. an extension of unemployment insurance. yes. something to be done about the alternative min numb tax which is ensnaring more and more and more middle class voters. the so-called doctor fix and another exercise we go each year that's slashing doctor's medicare rei
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 5:00am PST
obama flew home early from his speaker boehner call the house back into town for an unusual sunday session. members of congress understand the 11th hour actions may not be enough to appease the public. >> the american people have a right to be very upset with this congress. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff would bring massive increases and deep spending cuts treasury department would have treble paying its bills. many -- many worry it would plunge the u.s. back into a recession. one possible effect of the fiscal cliff, milk prices could spike two or three dollars a gallon because farm programs will expire the end of the year. some are calling that dairy cliff. wendy gillette, abc news, new york. >>> mike jing us with a look at the -- mike joining us with a look at the forecast, more rain on the way? >>> in due time we'll get light rain not this morning high clouds to the east from sutro tower in san francisco where dry now live doppler 7 hd spinning tracking the showers, the rain i should say as it is developing over the ocean water right now let's see how far that is, 41 miles from s
PBS
Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
-elected as speaker on the 3rd of january w a new congress, first of all there are more democrats in congress, both in the house and senate. and in a strange way, speaker boehner's position is strengthened internally but he has to face a terrible moment of truth. and that is now they're pushing the senate to act first. and if the senate passes anything, it comes to the house and the likelihood of what comes out of the senate, or even in way of agreement, is something that will not get a majority of republica republican-- republicans. >> brown: you go you are jumping to next week. the meeting today, i'm looking at the wire story and hear words like constructive, positive, hopeful, optimistic. >> yes, constructive and positive. and with mitch mcconnell and according to the president, in his statement, mitchman connell, republican leader and harry reid, the majority leader. and have been so incredibly productive and coop rattive and collegial that it is probably-- they'll probably have it before ten minutes. i think there is a good chance. >> woodruff: we could start the champagne early. but the reali
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm EST
think once he is re-elected as speaker on the 3rd of january w a new congress, first of all there are more democrats in congress, both in the house and senate. and in a strange way speaker boehner's position is strengthened internally but he has to face a terrible moment of truth. and that is now they're pushing the senate to act first. and if the senate passes anything, it comes to the house and the likelihood of what comes out of the senate, or even in way of agreement is something that will not get a majority of republican republican-- republicans. >> brown: you go you are jumping to next week. the meeting today i'm looking at the wire story and hear words like constructive, positive hopeful, optimistic. >> yes constructive and positive. and with mitch mcconnell and according to the president in his statement mitchman connell republican leader and harry reid the majority leader. and have been so incredibly productive and coop rattive and collegial that it is probably-- they'll probably have it before ten minutes. i think there is a good chance. >> woodruff: we could start
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 4:30am PST
approaching. congress is cutting it close to avoid the fiscal cliff yesterday senate majority leader harry reid blasted speaker boehner for letting lawmakers go on vacation. house makers are not due back until sun -- house lawmakers are not due back until sunday. boehner said the house will take action on whatever the senate can pass. >>> all the early season rain and snow we've been getting has water experts optimistic about california's water supply. the storms have replenished many reservoirs snow has increased snow back to nearly 150% of normal. >> partial supply in the barn either in reservoir storm or snow pack. however, it still depends on the remainder of the season 2/3 of the wet season is still let. >> snow pack runoff normally provides cal with a third of its water supply. >>> more -- more water on the way. >> this storm is so close to the coast it probably won't get snow in the sierra. good morning. because the storm is so close to the coast we have a high surf advisory be detail out there, dangerous rip currents as the storm passes today through tomorrow. beautiful picture fro
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
is the nominee of the republican party. to not vote for the speaker is a major act of betrayal on the part of any member of the congress. you have to that day -- >> the idea if he goes and forces through a tax increase, they could express their dissatisfaction, their unhappiness, by not voting for him for speaker. it takes a majority of the full house for him to get elected. a couple dozen of those guys -- >> i know this stuff. >> for the sake of the viewers. >> but for the sake of me, there used to be a sense of doing the right thing, and by the time you're the party nominee for speaker, you vote for the party nominee for speaker. you don't just screw around with this thing because that would elect pelosi. >> if you want to see politicians do the right thing, turn to tnt and you can watch "mr. smith goes to washington." >> is that the craziest thing, that the people would vote against boehner for speaker would vote pelosi into the speakership. >> they wouldn't have to vote for pelosi. they could vote for newt gingrich -- >> but pelosi would get the most votes. >> you need to get 218. they would
PBS
Dec 27, 2012 4:30pm PST
the republicans it was so absurd. he meaning the speaker. so it's very clear now mr. president that the speaker's number one goal is to get elected speaker on january 3. >> reporter: january 3 is the deadline for the new congress to start work. if a fiscal cliff fix isn't passed by then, the start of a new congress will likely delay matters even more. which is why the focus now is on reaching a nano-deal. >> the minimal that they can put together to avoid the fiscal cliff which will have sadly almost no impact on the long- term debt trajectory, but right now, neither markets nor the congress care about that. >> reporter: congress has never been terrific at long-range planning, but now the definition of long range seems to be 48 hours. >> you don't hear people talking, well a year from now, we allyeed to be here. you hear, well we need to do that this week. we need to do that day after tomorrow. this short-time frame horizon is new and i think people who think we are going to have tax reform and entitlement reform next year are way, way off base. >> cutting short his vacation but it's unclear wh
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 11:00am PST
between the white house, the senate, the congress moves to pennsylvania avenue. president obama meeting behind closed doors with house speaker boehner, senate majority leader harry reid and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell talking about doing something to keep more than trillion dollars in tax increases and cuts from taking effect next week. also joining that party today, america's happy warrior. vice president joe biden will be there. while some appear ready to compromise others are still ducking, dodging, trying to dump the blame elsewhere. >> we all have our ideas and in the senate, you're right. we probably another 40, 50, 60 of saying that we're ready to both raise revenues and control entitlements. when's the missing ingredient? it is presidential leadership. >> i think in the end we'll get a deal. the question is the timing. >> am hopeful there will be a deal that avoids the worst parts of the fiscal cliff, namely taxes going up on middle class people. >> it's pretty apparent that we are not going to do what we've been called to do. this is 112th congress. we have had two y
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
people. >> reporter: president obama flew home early from his hawaii vacation yesterday. speaker boehner called the house back into town for an unusual sunday session. but members of congress understand the 11th-hour actions may not be enough to appease the public. >> the american people have a right to be very upset with this congress. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff would bring massive tax increases and deep spending cuts. the treasury department would have trouble paying its bills. many economists worry the financial woes would plunge the u.s. back into a recession. just one possible effect of the fiscal cliff. milk prices could spike $2 or $3 a gallon, because farm programs will expire at the end of the year. some are calling that dairy cliff. live in new york, wendy gillette. >> wendy gillette in new york. thank you. >>> the country has lost one of its great warriors. tributes are pouring in this morning for retired general norman schwarzkopf. the general died yesterday in tampa after a battle with pneumonia. schwarzkopf commanded "operation desert storm" that drove iraqi forces from
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
in vacation yesterday. speaker boehner called the house back into town for an unusual sunday session. but members of congress understand the 11th-hour actions may not be enough to appease the public. >> the american people have a right to be very upset with this congress. >> the fiscal cliff will bring massive tax increases and deep spending cuts. the treasury department would have trouble paying its bills. many economists worry the financial woes will plunged the u.s. back into recession. one possible effect of the fiscal cliff, milk prices could buy $2 or $3 a gallon because farm programs expire at the end of the year. some are calling that dairy cliff. correct the fiscal cliff is not the only potential economic hazard on the horizon. thousands of workers at the port of baltimore and 14 of reports from boston to houston are threatened to go on strike this sunday. those ports move about 40% of the nation's container cargo traffic. the economic damage would reach well beyond the docks. >> from your mom-and-pop retailers to the farmers to the trucking companies will have to go pick up
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
early from his hawaii vacation yesterday. speaker boehner call the house back into town for an unusual sunday session. members of congress understand the 11th hour acts may not be enough to appease the public. >> the american people have a right to be very upset with this congress. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff would bring massive tax increases and deep spending cuts. treasury department would have trouble paying its bills. many worry the financial woes would plunge the u.s. back into a recession. within possible effect of the fiscal cliff/fro, -- milk prices could spike two or three dollars a gallon because farm -- some are calling that dairy cliff. >>> 6:17. mike here tracking light rain.i. l >> i'd like to. >> here's mike with the weather. >>> thank you, hope you are having a great friday morning dry sky over san francisco from the east to sutro tower. light rain showing up off the sonoma county coast,oo8Ñ let's zoom down and show you highway 1 from to inverness looks like it is raining but not reaching the ground. sprinkles possible during the as air mass start to moisten under th
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 1:00am EST
order. the more we move the committee back rather than having everything dominated in a speaker's office, the better off the congress will be. >> who loses and who gains when -- >> the existing agencies have their pipelines already clogged with money and we throw more money at it without any serious oversight. continuing resolutions are ignoring our responsibility and our goal is that we have got a job to do. it is time we get back to the responsibility. the sooner we do it, the better off the people will be. >> the nickname for the people who stare all the subcommittees are the cardinals. the college of cardinals. give me a bit of a backstage. it is depicted in television and movies as these very powerful individuals. the door closes and the work of washington gets done. what is it really like being a subcommittee chairman when you were chairman of the entire committee? >> i would speak directly of my work as chairman of the defense subcommittee that appropriates all the money for the national defence. one of the first things we did was to recognize with the advice and counsel of people
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
. >> president obama flew home early from his vacation yesterday. speaker braoehner call the house back into town. but they understand their actions may not be enough to appease the american people. >> the american people have a right to be very upset with this congress. >> the treasury department would have trouble paying its bills. many economists worry the financial troubles would plunge the u.s. back into recession. just one possible effect of the fiscal cliff milk prices goodbye to about $2 or $3 a gallon because farm programs will expire at the end of the year. >> tributes are pouring in for the general who led the international coalition that drove sadaam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1991. norman schwarzkopf died yesterday in tampa, from complications from pneumonia. he was 78. he had an extensive and celebrated military career. he kept a low profile during his retirement, supporting charities and resisting offer to run for public office. former president george h. w. bush remains in intensive care at a hospital in houston. his spokeswoman says he's getting excellent medical treatmen
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 9:00am PST
't get as much holiday time as speaker boehner has been giving the house. they haven't taken up any meaningful action to my knowledge on that bill. can you tell us about that and whether the new congress has any better prospect force the violence against women act? >> there's two bills there i'm very concerned about. there is a bill regarding human trafficking and the violence against women act. two things very important to have in place because without that law enforcement doesn't have the tools that it needs to prosecute these crimes. and so we don't want women to feel left out because congress can't agree. we need to get the house to move legislation and to pass both of these bills. >> and one of the hang-ups has been the idea of working in some legal protections for other communities and including gay communities. where does that stand? does that get stripped out of the bill to try to appease the house? >> just a few -- last week, before we left for the holidays, all the women -- democratic senators got together to say we are not going to leave out certain classes of people like
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
that can pass congress. he's the only one who can do it. this isn't john boehner's problem to solve." seriously. that is what he said. he said don't blame us, we're just the speaker of the house of representatives and the minority leader of the u.s. senate and the guys who aren't allowing the president to pass his plan. but you know, we've got nothing to do with this. you know, congress comes first in the constitution. tax bills -- and this is going to fundamentally be a tax bill when we pass it. they have to begin in the house of representatives. they can't originate in the white house. the president can't write legislation or pass it sifl. the founders would have been shocked to hear congressional leaders talking this way. but put that aside. mccollum basically said to reid i can't help on this one. how did harry reid respond? this way. >> speaker boehner should call members of the house back to washington today. he shouldn't have let them go, in fact. they're not here. they are not here. john boehner seems to care more about keeping his speakership than about keeping the nation o
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
the issue as to what is it going to require for our leadership and for members of congress and the president to get together during these very serious times for this country. >> you know, speaker boehner, harry reid mentioned that they had put a bill forward, the senate put a bill forward in july, the house put a bill forward in august, but the bill in july voted to extend the bush tax cuts to households making under $250,000, in other words to increase taxes for those making above $250,000. you didn't vote in favor of that bill. no republicans did. but now, with a couple of days left to go, what happens? at some point we're going to have a number. there are going to be a lot of other things, it's going to be $250,000 or $400,000 or $1 million. how do you get a deal done? >> i think first of all it's got to start with the leaders and the president at the white house this afternoon, hopefully they'll agree to a framework. secondly it will begin in the senate, in my estimation, to address this and to modify maybe that legislation to go to the 400,000 the president suggested. my kerve wconcern
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 2:00pm EST
the committee back rather than having everything dominated in a speaker's office, the better off the congress will be. >> who loses and who gains when -- >> who loses and who gains when -- >> the existing agencies have their pipelines already clogged with money and we throw more money at it without any serious oversight. continuing resolutions are ignoring our responsibility and our goal is that we have got a job to do. to see how money is cspent, and to control how it should be spent. it is time we get back to the responsibility. we control the purse. the sooner we do it, the better the people will be. >> the nickname for the people who stare all the subcommittees are the cardinals. the college of cardinals. give me a bit of a backstage. it is depicted in television and movies as these very powerful individuals. the door closes and the work of washington gets done. what is it really like being a subcommittee chairman when you were chairman of the entire committee? and your role as one of the cardinals. >> i would speak directly of my work as chairman of the defense subcommittee that appropri
NBC
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
a deal together. while the elected officials know they need to be more visible. >> mr. speaker, we ought to be here working, addressing these challenges. >> reporter: under pressure to show up, even if there is no deal to consider, congress will work this holiday weekend. the deadline is so close, outgoing members have already packed up their offices and need to move out while the harsh tone is going nowhere. >> the american people, i don't think understand the house of representatives is operating without the house of representatives. it's being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker. >> the president shows, instead, to spend his time on the campaign trail. >> reporter: what's at stake is real money for every american worker and family. >> the average family earning $50,000 to $75,000 a year will see their taxes rise $2400 in 2013. >> reporter: income tax rates go up at every level. taxes on capital gains and dividends will jump. the 2% payroll tax holiday ends. the alternative minimum tax will hit more families. long-term unemployment benefits expire. >> sad it got to this point,
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
is not going to grow. if this goes on for a couple of days and the stock market falls dramatically, congress and the white house may be able to avoid some of the long-term consequences. if everybody digs end, more disasters things could take hold. host: the president, vice president, speaker of the house, democratic leader of the house, will be meeting today. from the reporting you have done, what will be happening? guest: they could sit down and cut a deal in five minutes. they know all the issues. they know where their parties are. they could sit down in five minutes, shaking hands, and cut a deal. i do not think that will happen. o no dwant to be seen as the party that is caving in. i think they will say, "it is your turn to move." it's hard to tell what will happen. host: 4:00 p.m. on friday afternoon. we may hear from the president later today. if talks break down, does the house need to come back on sunday? guest: i do not think the house can afford not to be here. they have to try to look to make the public think they are trying to help. we referred all lot of talk about who's the win
FOX
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
at this point. because if speaker boehner can't bring them together, no other figure in the republican party or house who could do it either. >> i hear a lot of the talk and criticism aimed at congress. the white house, where do they fall in all of this and do you get the impression that they, in the eyes of the public, bear some of the responsibility as well? >> polling suggests they don't necessarily. though when you look specifically at this issue, the president doesn't do very well. certainly congressional republicans on this issue are bearing most of the blame. i think there's been a calculation at the white house that the more the president is seen diving into this, the worse off he seems. they're trying as much as possible to separate him from it. they hold these meetings, like they will today, where they have a top level discussion, he says, okay, sort it out, bring it back to me, i'll sign it. what lawmakers of both parties have pushed for, and what's not happening, he pick up the phone, he bring people over over to the white house and strong arm them and say, let's get something do
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 11:00am PST
's sitting down with the top four leaders of congress. they're trying to find a way to prevent the january tax increase that's about to wallop taxpayers. a short time ago, we got a glimpse of how speaker john boehner. he was on his way to the white house. and just moments ago, we saw the top senate democrat, harry reid, pull up to the west entrance, and into the white house through a side door. jessica yellin standing by for us at the white house on the lawn, set the scene for us if you will. it is very dramatic. >> reporter: it is game time here at the white house. if they're going to reach a deal, this is the meeting where they'll do it. i understand both leader reid and leader mcconnell from the senate have arrived. we have not seen speaker boehner or nancy pelosi, leader pelosi walk into the white house yet. before i plugged in at least she hadn't, they hadn't arrived. but it is a matter of minutes until they should all take their seats in the oval office and begin the discussion that should help resolve whether or not the nation will go over the fiscal cliff in the next few days. this
CNBC
Dec 28, 2012 9:00am EST
to have a deal between the speaker and the president. if you don't have that, nothing else matters. >> they don't necessarily care that this is one of most popular congresses in recent history and one of the most productive. they want to stick by their principles. >> if those milk prices go up, for people around this country, i think that's going to be the thing that gets people really animated. and these sort of disposable videos that are great for teens who want to relate to each other via video. >> said the new father. >> it's really just become quite a phenomenon. >> here's the opening bell. >> these are changes that will be made. the question is are they going to be made on our own terms or because they are forced upon us which would be a much, much more damaging way to make changes to our country. >> right. >> and to stabilize deficit and debt to help grow the economy in the longer term. >> lots of breaking news on crude oil inventories. bertha is at the nymex. >> it looks like demand kind of fell off a cliff last week. reporting that crude stockpiles declined by 586,000. tha
FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
millions of americans are out there struggling, and certainly they deserve a congress that will avoid going over the fiscal cliff, which is why the president has been working hard to try and bring all the leaders together. i think you and your viewers should know that speaker boehner has refused to hold a vote on the bill that would pass the senate that would avoid the fiscal cliff. we are not even asking him to vote for it. just let the house do its business. gregg: it takes more than one side to compromise, congressman, you know that compromise is endemic in washington politics. i had our brain room confirm this. they say there has been no face-to-face discussion between the president and anybody on the republican side in eleven days. i mean, he's the leader of the country. >> and why is that? gregg: he could call a discussion any time he wants an hasn't, which does question the sincerity of the president. >> do you know the answer to why that is? why is that? it's because speaker boehner walked away from the talks that he was having with the president. that is a matter of public record.
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
are meeting at the white house. our majority and minority leader in the senate, the speaker and the minority leader in the house are meeting with the president. it will be remembered. it will be remembered about the president's term and it will be remembered by members of congress if we actually don't do something that is a compromise, because at this point it has to be bipartisan. there is no question that something has to pass the house and the senate with votes from the minority party. so we've got to go to the drawing boards, and i hope that there is a plan laid out at the white house with the leaders from which we can start that real negotiation. now, many would say, really? you think we should start now, two or three or four days out? well, no. we should have started about six months ago or a year ago. no doubt about it. but we are where we are. so what can be done in a significant way that will ease the concerns of the american people right now and go forward, knowing that a lot can be done next year with the new congress. no one wants to see tax increases on every american. no one wa
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